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Granular Pharyngitis Treatment
Pharyngitis without pain needs antibiotic treatment? Just natural remedies if followed will be sufficient or what?
No antibiotic: It's difficult to imagine pharyngitis without pain. Whether or not painful, the large majority of pharyngitis is viral. Antibiotics treat only bacterial infections and won't help. Can't think of any "natural" remedies that will help either. Just sit tight -- see a doctor for professional advice if it continues or you remain concerned. ...Read more
What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes?
No difference: A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx). Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician ...Read more
Does taking treatment for throat infection put my baby more at risk for my Group B Strep? I'm a carrier. Abx don't cover GBS can they make it stronger
So the usual recommendation is that you get tested for Group B strep between 35-37 weeks of your pregnancy. If you test positive, they will give you IV antibiotics that cover GBS during labor because the GBS transmission to the baby occurs during childbirth. Generally speaking, if an antibiotic doesn't cover GBS, it won't stimulate it to become "stronger". ...Read more
Rest fluids ibuprofe: Most throat infections are caused by viruses. Therefore, they are self limited. Treatment is symptomatic- relieving pain, fever or aches. Rest is important to help the body conserve energy to fight off the infection. A strep throat infection is also self limited, but we treat it with antibiotics to avoid secondary problems like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or pandas. ...Read more
See your doctor &: Get a Rapid Strep or Quick-Strep test. If negative, get a throat culture for Group A Streptococcus. Wait for the results. If +, take penicillin as prescribed for 10 days. If -, antibiotics will not help. Salt-water gargles of ½ tsp. Salt/1 cup water, Popsicles (not red or grape because they look like blood), cold liquids, hard candies, tea with honey & ibuprofen or acetaminophen help pain. ...Read more
Granular pharyngitis: This is one form of chronic pharyngitis and is created by the repetitive inflammatory episodes, usually caused by viral infections, but can also be allergic and bacterial. The best way to deal with this is to see an ENT doctor who may be able to establish a cause and prevent its recurrence. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends on cause:
If your pharyngitis is bacterial, and a bacteria that is susceptible to clindamycin, you should start feeling better in 24-48 hours.
Clindamycin will not treat a viral infection. Viral infections will usually go away after 7-10 days.
If your symptoms are worsening on antibiotics or you have having a harder time breathing or swallowing, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more
Granular pharyngitis symptoms? Been diagnosed. What should I do now, other than medicine? Have 99.3 fever at 11.30 am
Nasal Irrigation: Not sure of your diagnosis. If it is bumps on back of throat called post pharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia, that usually is caused by chronic postnasal drip. Best use hydro pulse nasal/sinus irrigator use nasal tip to clear nose and use throat tip to clear throat. ...Read more
I had abscess near tonsil that was soft. No fever. Pharyngitis. Took antibiotics so got shrink. Is it all cured? Can antibiotics cure abscess? Cult:stph aur
Small Abscesses: The staph aureus culture result suggests the the abscess drained, which is part of the treatment. Small abscesses may respond to antibiotics, but drainage by needle aspiration or scalpel incision may be required. Small peritonsillar abscesses can be treated with clindamycin. If it so large that the uvula is pushed to the side, needle drainage is attempted as well. Drainage alone can be the cure. ...Read more
I recently had a laryngoscopy and the doctor identified that I have Granular Pharyngitis. I always feel my throat heavy due to cough and have to clear my throat constantly. This has caused my voice to become low pitched and hoarse. I have been facing this
Hi I have pharyngitis and apparently my gp has written on the screen that there's no cure for a sore throat any ideas? Of what to do
Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.
Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. ...Read more
Whatever you can:
I trust that you do not have bacterial infection. If you have fever, it would be prudent to consult your doctor.
If it is a viral pharyngitis, you may eat what you eat normally, as long as you can swallow it without too much difficulty. Porridge like foods may be easier to eat. ...Read more
Follow their advice: That doctor saw your pharynx and decided if it was a bacterial infection, viral infection or simple allergic post nasal drip causing throat pain, If viral keep hydrated drink warm fluids and it will get better in a week or so. If bacterial infection take all of the RX antibiotics. If allergic taking allergy meds if you can will reduce symptoms ...Read more
Pharyngitis: Hello. Pharyngitis is a term that means inflammation of the pharynx which actuall is the back of the nose, mouth and throat. Strep is a common bacteria that can cause pharyngitis. Common lingo sometimes uses strep to refer to a pharyngitis but it is important to realize that viruses are one of the most causes of pharyngitis and antibiotics are actually not helpful in these cases. ...Read more
Its most common: Most cases of pharyngitis are caused by various viruses such as rhinovirus. If you have exudate on your tonsils or pharynx, if you have fever, if you have tender swollen lymph nodes you should have a rapid strep test to rule out group a streptococcus infection. If not you probably have viral pharyngitis and it will resolve spontaneously. ...Read more
Laryngitis is swelling, infection of the larynx "voice box" when swollen by infection, trauma, a virus you het laryngitis and loose your voice
The pharynx is a large area in the back of you throat and downward, pharyngitis is more of a sore throat appearance as opposed to loosing the voice. ...Read more
Soft or Liquid: Foods go down easiest. Think of foods like chicken soup, apple sauce, frozen deserts. If on antibiotics make sure they are compatible with what you are eating. ...Read more